Boston is brimming with technology startups, with established “unicorns” like DraftKings and innovative new players cropping up every week. With so many tech companies and startups in the area, there are plenty of tech-focused events that enable techies, investors and enthusiasts to mingle, network and learn from one another – and the August calendar is really heating up. Here are some of the biggest tech events in Boston this month:
Boston TechBreakfast – August 4, 8 AM
Get-together with developers, designers and entrepreneurs at this monthly meetup to share and learn from others through show and tell / show-case style presentations. This month’s presenters include mybestbox, Mobilengine, Arbitrage Ed and PresentiGo. Click here to learn more.
Microsoft NERD – Horace Mann Room, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
#TechHubTuesday Demo Night – August 4, 6-10 PM
Every first Tuesday of the month, check out the best tech startups at TechHub Demo Night! Demo Night is not about pitching for funds, selling ideas or criticising others. It’s a chance to show the world what you’ve been working on and check out what exciting things others have been building. Present your product to friends and mentors from the tech community, show your love and give constructive feedback to those presenting on stage and enjoy a beer and a slice of pizza with everyone after! Both members and non-members are welcome. Click here to learn more.
School Committee Chambers – Bruce C Bolling Municipal Building, 2300 Washington St., Boston
PowerPoint Karaoke – August 4, 6-9 PM
PowerPoint Karaoke is a community improv game where startup enthusiasts are put on the spot to test their creative presentation skills. “It’s the ultimate test of innovative thinking: pitch a concept that is not your own without rehearsal.” Norm Laviolette of Improv Asylum and IA Innovation will attempt the first presentation at the August 4 event. There’s also time for networking before and after the event. Click here to learn more.
WeWork South Station, 745 Atlantic Avenue, Boston
Pitch Perfect – August 5, 11:45 AM
Fine-tune your pitch and get ready to talk to investors at this intimate, hands-on, peer pitch practice workshop. Experts Stuart Paap and Pete McDonald will let you know what to include in your three-minute pitch – then you can practice your pitch in front of the group and get real-time feedback from experts and fellow entrepreneurs. Click here to learn more.
Constant Contact, 1601 Trapelo Road, Waltham
Free for AEP members; $30 for entrepreneurs and investors
Founder Dialogues with Boston’s Leading Consumer Tech CEO—TripAdvisor’s Steve Kaufer – August 5, 6:00-8:30 PM
Learn how TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer and his 3,000+ employees have built a company that has evolved from “Web 2.0” to “Mobile First” while earning a $12B market cap, right here in Boston. Click here to learn more.
Microsoft New England R&D Center – 1 Memorial Drive #1 Cambridge
The Ad Club Brandathon – August 6, 5 PM
Watch 12 Boston ad agency teams pitch their creative campaigns to launch 12 local startups. Click here to learn more.
The Revere Hotel 200 Stuart Street Boston
EnergyBar! – August 6, 5:30 – 8:30 PM
EnergyBar is a monthly event devoted to helping people in clean technology meet and discuss innovations in energy technology. Entrepreneurs, investors, students, and ‘friends of cleantech,’ are invited to attend, meet colleagues, and expand the growing regional clean technology community. Click here to learn more.
Greentown Labs 28 Dane Street Somerville, MA
Meet Companies Who Have Crowdfunded – August 6, 5:30 PM
Hear from several companies on their experiences with crowdfunding. Click here to learn more.
TechSandBox, 105B South Street, Hopkinton, MA
Free to TechSandBox members. $25 earlybird (one week before), $35 after.
BostInno’s BostonFest – August 13, 5:30-10:30 PM
BostonFest is an outdoor festival celebrating working and playing in Boston with live music, the city’s best food trucks, refreshing summer drinks, your favorite outdoor games, and the crowning of the Coolest Companies Competition. Click here to learn more, and click here to vote for BIGfish to be BostInno’s Coolest Company!
Seaport World Trade Center – 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston
General admission: $32 (+ $2.75 charge)
Women in Entrepreneurship Breakfast Series – August 26, 8:30-10:00 AM
Meet new people, make new friends and share experiences, networks and opportunities to help the growth of your business. Click here to learn more.
Cambridge Innovation Center – Havana Room on the 5th Floor, One Broadway, Boston
Did we miss any August tech or startup events? Tweet us @BIGfishPR and let us know!